Featured Performances @ the 13th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival

Festival Photo Gallery

2011 – Patti Austin, Ravi Coltrane, Kirk Whalum, Ronnie Laws, Lonnie Liston Smith, Tom Browne, Zac Harmon and Sue Ann Caldwell.

2012 – Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Poncho Sanchez, Kirk Whalum, Lao Tizer with Karen Briggs and blues singer Shemekia Copeland.

2013 – Al Jarreau, Dave Koz and Friends featuring Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot and Mindi Abair as the Summer Horns; the Christian Scott Quintet, the Music Makers Blues Revue with Ironing Board Sam, Pat Wilder and Major Handy.

2014 – George Benson, Boney James, Latimore, Andreas Varady and vocalist Morgan James.

2015 – The festival expanded to two days for the fifth anniversary. The first day’s headline artists were David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Earl Klugh and the Bold Soul Revival featuring blues singers Annika Chambers, Lauryn Mitchell and Annie Mack.

The line-up for the second day included Poncho Sanchez, Snarky Puppy with a surprise guest appearance by guitarist Eric Gales, and Lalah Hathaway.


2016Gregory Porter and Esperanza Spalding headlined the first day with a special performance by the Latin Jazz All Stars featuring Steve Turre, Nestor Torres, Sammy Figueroa, Pete Escovedo, Yunior Terry, Elio Villafranca, Jorge Castro, Diego Lopez and Guido Gonzales.

Kenny G was the headlining artist for the second day. Ramsey Lewis and Dee Dee Bridgewater performed as the ‘Soul of Jazz’, blues guitarist Eric Gales and the Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra completed an extraordinary line-up.






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